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Anne Gerd Imenes

Professor

 
Office:
H4042 ( Jon Lilletuns vei 9, Grimstad )
Office hours:
Monday to Friday 9-15

Educational background and work experience:

Anne Gerd majored in Environmental Physics at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and holds a PhD degree in Applied Physics from the University of Sydney. The topic of her Master thesis was flat-plate solar collectors for domestic hot water and floor heating systems, in collaboration with the Energy Physics group at the University of Oslo. The topic of her PhD degree was concentrating solar energy systems and the design and optimization of optical filters for spectral beam splitting. After graduation, Anne Gerd worked as a Post Doc at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Newcastle, Australia. Here, she participated in the commissioning and testing of a solar tower system consisting of a field of focusing mirrors and a solar-powered gas reactor. She worked for a while as a Research Scientist at the CSIRO, before returning to Norway as a senior researcher in renewable energy at the technical-industrial research institute Teknova. Following this, she started working as associate professor at the University of Agder in a part-time position. She is now employed as a full-time professor at the Institute of Engineering Sciences, where she mainly works with teaching and research topics related to solar cell technology.

Pedagogical competence:

Course in University pedagogics (2018/2019), the University of Agder

PhD and PostDoc supervision

Main supervisor

Outdoor performance and degradation testing of PV modules in Nordic climate conditions (tentative project title). PhD project 2018-2021, University of Agder.

Data management of PV monitoring data. PostDoc project 2018-2020, WP4 i FME centre for sustainable solar cell technology (Susoltech), prosjekt 2018-2020, University of Agder.

Co-supervisor

“Grid Interaction Performance Evaluation of BIPV and Analysis with Energy Storage on Distributed Network Power Management”. PhD awarded 30.03.2017, University of Agder.

Courses and teaching

  • ENE109 Energilab
  • ENE304-G Research Project, Bachelor Renewable Energy
  • ENE412 Solar Cells and Fuel Cells
  • ENE503/504 Research Project
  • ENE500-G Master's Thesis Renewable Energy

Work experience

  • 2019 - present: Professor (Photovoltaics, Energy Materials group), The University of Agder, Department of Engineering Sciences, Grimstad, Norway
  • 2009 – 2019: Senior Researcher (Smart Instrumentation / Renewable Energy group), NORCE / Teknova AS, Grimstad/Kristiansand, Norway - AND - Associate professor / Professor (Photovoltaics, Energy Materials group), The University of Agder, Department of Engineering Sciences, Grimstad, Norway
  • 2008 – 2008: Research Associate (Solar Energy), CSIRO Energy Technology, Newcastle, Australia
  • 2005 – 2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Scientist (Solar Energy), CSIRO Energy Technology, Newcastle, Australia
  • 2001 – 2005: PhD research student (Applied Physics) and Physics tutor, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • 2000 – 2001: Lecturer, Mathematics and English Year 10-12,Nordborg Kristne Videregående Skole, Finnsnes, Norway
  • 1994 – 1999: MSc research student (Environmental Physics) and Physics tutor, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway

Academic interests

Academic interests:

Anne Gerd’s academic interest is environmental physics, with a focus on renewable energy and solar energy applications. She works with Energy materials and Energy systems at the Department of Engineering Sciences in Grimstad. She has experience with modelling, optimization, visualization and performance analysis of several types of solar energy systems, from flat-plate modules (low-temperature) to concentrating systems (high-temperature). She has worked with spectrophotometry for analysis of optical filters and mirrors, instrumentation for characterization of solar irradiance, outdoor testing of solar cell modules, and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). 

Courses and supervision:

Anne Gerd teaches on solar cell technology and supervises students at Bachelor, Master, and PhD level. The student projects are usually conducted in collaboration with industry partners or are associated with ongoing research projects. 

Projects

Participation in national and international research projects and networks:

Participant in the Norwegian Research Centre on Sustainable Solar Cell Technology (FME SUSOLTECH), Work package 4 “End Use and Impact”, Norwegian Research Council project 257639, project period 2017-2024.

“Building Integrated Photovoltaics for Norway» (work package 1 leader). Project owner SINTEF, collaboration with NTNU, Teknova, IFE, and building industry companies/organisations. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council, project period 2015-2018. Project web-page: www.bipvno.no  

“Electricity usage in Smart Village Skarpnes” (project leader/researcher). Project owner Agder Energi Nett AS, collaboration with Teknova, University of Agder and Eltek. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council, project period 2013-2017. https://www.forskningsradet.no/prosjektbanken/#!/project/226139/no

National MC-member (Management Committee) of the EU COST-action CA16235 PEARL-PV “Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems: Evaluations of Large-Scale Monitoring Data”.

Participant in the IEA PVPS (Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme) Task 15 “Photovoltaics for the Built Environment”.

Participant in the IEA PVPS (Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme) Task 13 “Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems”.

 “Building integrated solar cells in future district Bjørndalssletta” (project leader). Project owner Kristiansand commune (Framtidens bydel Bjørndalssletta), collaboration with Teknova, University of Agder, Skanska, BGM Arkitekter, Klimaalliansen, and Klimapartnere. Funded by Husbanken, project period 2014-2016. https://www.kristiansand.kommune.no/teknisk-og-eiendom/prosjekter-og-kampanjer/framtidens-bydel/.

“Solar electricity to grid (Solstrøm på nett)” (project leader). Project owner Agder Energi, collaboration with Teknova, University of Agder, Agder Energi Nett, Elkem Solar, and Eltek. Funded by the Regional Research Funds Agder, project period 2010-2011 (Phase 1) and 2012-2014 (Phase 2).

Awards:

Australian Institute of Energy NSW & ACT Branch Postgraduate Student Energy Awards, Gold Prize Winner of the category “Energy – Achieving More With Less”, Sydney, Australia, 6 December 2004.

Australian Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and the University of Sydney International Postgraduate Award (IPA), 2001-2005.

Scientific publications

  • Illich, P.; Eder, G.C.; Berger, K.A.; Ùjvàri, G.; Rechberger, P.; Moor, D.; Aichinger, M.; Boddaert, S.; Valckenborg, R.M.E.; van den Brand, J.; Bonomo, P.; Frontini, F.; Polo Lòpez, C.S.; Del Buono, M.; Imenes, Anne Gerd; Martìn Chivelet, N.; Chenlo, F.; Sanz Martinez, A.; Machado, M.; Kim, J.-T.; Masolin, A.; Ritzen, M. (2018). Comparative Performance Measurements of Identical BIPV-Elements in Different Climatic Environments - A Round Robin Action within the IEA PVPS Task 15 Collaboration. Proceedings of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference. ISSN: 2196-100X. s 1794 - 1800. doi:10.4229/35thEUPVSEC20182018-6BV.1.32.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd; Selj, Josefine Helene Krogh (2018). Irradiance and Temperature Distributions at High Latitudes: Design Implications for Photovoltaic Systems. 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC). ISBN: 978-1-5090-5605-7. IEEE conference proceedings. Proc. 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC 2017). s 619 - 625.
  • Paudyal, Basant Raj; Imenes, Anne Gerd; Sætre, Tor Oskar (2018). Review of Guidelines for PV Systems Performance and Degradations Monitoring. Proceedings of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference. ISSN: 2196-100X. s 2037 - 2050. doi:10.4229/35thEUPVSEC20182018-6DV.1.32.
  • Sørensen, Åse Lekang; Imenes, Anne Gerd; Grynning, Steinar; Dokka, Tor Helge (2017). Energy measurements at Skarpnes zero energy homes in Southern Norway: Do the loads match up with the on-site energy production?. Energy Procedia. ISSN: 1876-6102. 132s 567 - 573. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.743.
  • Fedorova, Anna; Jelle, Bjørn Petter; Andenæs, Erlend; Imenes, Anne Gerd; Aunrønning, Ole; Schlemminger, Christian; Geving, Stig (2017). Large-Scale Laboratory Investigation of Building Integrated Photovoltaics - A Review of Methods and Opportunities. Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Building Integrated Renewable Energy Systems (BIRES 2017). ISBN: 978-9963-697-23-6. Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Ireland. Paper 30.
  • Linjord, Torjus; O'Born, Reyn Joseph; Imenes, Anne Gerd (2017). Life cycle analysis of building integrated photovoltaic roof tile for use in Norwegian conditions. RIL. Suomen Rakennusinsinöörien Liitto. ISSN: 0356-9403. s 25 - 32.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd; Kanters, Jouri (2016). 3D Solar Maps for the Evaluation of Building Integrated Photovoltaics in Future City Districts: a Norwegian Case Study. IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference 2016 (PVSC). ISBN: 978-1-5090-2724-8. IEEE Press. KAPITTEL. s 3141 - 3146.
  • Azmi, Aimie Nazmin Bin; Dahlberg, Ivan N.; Kolhe, Mohan Lal; Imenes, Anne Gerd (2016). Impact of Increasing Penetration of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems on Distribution Feeders. 2015 International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies. ISBN: 978-1-4673-8734-7. IEEE conference proceedings. Smart Grid. s 70 - 74.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd (2016). Performance of BIPV and BAPV Installations in Norway. IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference 2016 (PVSC). ISBN: 978-1-5090-2724-8. IEEE Press. KAPITTEL. s 3147 - 3152.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd (2016). Performance of Zero Energy Homes in Smart Village Skarpnes. IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference 2016 (PVSC). ISBN: 978-1-5090-2724-8. IEEE Press. KAPITTEL. s 3153 - 3158.
  • Beyer, Hans-Georg; Imenes, Anne Gerd (2015). Influence of the Inclusion of Storage in Grid-Connected Domestic PV-Systems on the Predictability of the Power Exchange with the Grid. Proceedings of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference. ISSN: 2196-100X. 2015s 2770 - 2773. doi:10.4229/EUPVSEC20152015-6AV.4.14.
  • Beyer, Hans-Georg; Imenes, Anne Gerd (2015). Influence of the Quality of Irradiance Forecasts to the Performance of Forecast Based Control of Grid-connected PV-Systems with Storage. 5th Solar Integration Workshop International Workshop on Integrating of Solar Power into Power Systems. ISBN: 978-3-9816549-2-9. Energynautics GmbH. kapittel.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd; Beyer, Hans-Georg; Boysen, Kjetil Rostoft; Odden, Jan Ove; Grundt, Rolf Erlend (2015). Performance of grid-connected PV system in Southern Norway. 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC 2015). ISBN: 9781479979431. Curran Associates, Inc.. Chapter.
  • Azmi, Aimie Nazmin Bin; Kolhe, Mohan Lal; Imenes, Anne Gerd (2015). Review on Photovoltaic Based Active Generator. The 9th International Symposium on Advanced Topics in Electrical Engineering. ISBN: 9781479975150. Curran Associates, Inc.. Chapter. s 812 - 815.
  • Azmi, Aimie Nazmin Bin; Kolhe, Mohan Lal; Imenes, Anne Gerd (2014). Technical and economic analysis for a residential grid connected PV system with possibilities of different battery energy storage capacities (case study: Southern Norway). 4th International Workshop on Integration of Solar into Power Systems. ISBN: 978-3-9816549-0-5. Energynautics GmbH. KAPITTEL.
  • Azmi, Aimie Nazmin Bin; Kolhe, Mohan Lal; Imenes, Anne Gerd (2013). On-Grid Residential Development with Photovoltaic Systems in Southern Norway. 2013 IEEE Conference on Clean Energy and Technology (CEAT), Proceedings. ISBN: 978-1-4799-3237-5. IEEE conference proceedings. KAPITTEL. s 93 - 97.
  • Beyer, Hans-Georg; Yordanov, Georgi Hristov; Midtgård, Ole-Morten; Sætre, Tor Oskar; Imenes, Anne Gerd (2011). CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE KNOWLEDGE BASE ON PV PERFORMANCE: EVALUATION OF THE OPERATION OF PV SYSTEMS USING DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES INSTALLED IN SOUTHERN NORWAY. 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Seattle, June 19-24, 2011. Proceedings. ISBN: 9781424499663. IEEE conference proceedings. KAPITTEL.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd; Yordanov, Georgi Hristov; Midtgård, Ole-Morten; Sætre, Tor Oskar (2011). Development of a Test Station for Accurate in Situ I-V Curve Measurements of Photovoltaic Modules in southern Norway. 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Seattle, June 19-24, 2011. Proceedings. ISBN: 9781424499663. IEEE conference proceedings. KAPITTEL.
  • Volongni, Valentina; Imenes, Anne Gerd; Beyer, Hans-Georg (2011). PV/wind Hybrid systems for low emission commercial building of the future - a case study in Norway. ISES Solar World Congress 2011 Proceedings. ISBN: 978 39814659 0 7. ISES. Kapittel.
  • Midtgård, Ole-Morten; Sætre, Tor Oskar; Yordanov, Georgi; Imenes, Anne Gerd; Nge, Chee Lim (2010). A qualitative examination of performance and energy yield of photovoltaic modules in southern Norway. Renewable Energy. ISSN: 0960-1481. 35 (6). s 1266 - 1274. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2009.12.002.
  • Yordanov, Georgi Hristov; Midtgård, Ole-Morten; Sætre, Tor Oskar; Odden, Jan Ove; Buseth, Torfinn; Imenes, Anne Gerd; Nge, Chee Lim; Norum, Lars Einar (2010). Compensated SoG-Si from a Metallurgical Route: High Latitude Outdoor Performance. 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion. ISBN: 3-936338-26-4. WIP. 36. s 4289 - 4293.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd; Odden, Jan-Ove; Yordanov, Georgi Hristov; Midtgård, Ole-Morten (2010). Field Stations in Norway and Kenya for Comparative Analysis of Compensated and Standard Solar-Grade Polysilicon Modules. 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion. ISBN: 3-936338-26-4. WIP. kapittel.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd; Buie, Damien; Mills, David Roy; Schramek, Phillip; Bosi, Stephen (2006). A new strategy for improved spectral performance in solar power plants. Solar Energy. ISSN: 0038-092X. 80 (10). s 1263 - 1269.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd (2006). Flat-topped broadband rugate filters. Applied Optics. ISSN: 0003-6935. 45 (30). s 7841 - 7850.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd (2006). The design of broadband, wide-angle interference filters for solar concentrating systems. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. ISSN: 0927-0248. 90 (11). s 1579 - 1606.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd (2004). Spectral beam splitting technology for increased conversion efficiency in solar concentrating systems: a review. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. ISSN: 0927-0248. 84 (1-4). s 19 - 69.
  • Paudyal, Basant Raj; Imenes, Anne Gerd; Sætre, Tor Oskar (2018). Review of Guidelines for PV Systems Performance and Degradations Monitoring.
  • Illich, P.; Eder, G.C.; Berger, K.A.; Ùjvàri, G.; Rechberger, P.; Moor, D.; Aichinger, M.; Boddaert, S.; Valckenborg, R.M.E.; van den Brand, J.; Bonomo, P.; Frontini, F.; Polo Lòpez, C.S.; Del Buono, M.; Imenes, Anne Gerd; Martìn Chivelet, N.; Chenlo, F.; Sanz Martinez, A.; Machado, M.; Kim, J.-T.; Masolin, A.; Ritzen, M. (2018). Comparative Performance Measurements of Identical BIPV-Elements in Different Climatic Environments - A Round Robin Action within the IEA PVPS Task 15 Collaboration.
  • Imenes, Anne Gerd (2018). Monitoring of PV System Performance and Degradation.

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